Weight Room Rules and Regulations

The following guidelines should be honored at all times in the weight room:

  • You must be 16 years of age to use this room or be under the direct supervision of an adult.
  • Proper exercise attire (shirt and shorts) and athletic shoes required.
  • No food or drink allowed in the weight room (a plastic water bottle with a lid is acceptable).
  • Always remove weights from bars and return all weights to proper racks, return additional machine weights and bench/incline pins to standard position.
  • When using the free weights, always use spotters.
  • Do not drop bars or lean plates against equipment.
  • Do not alter or abuse machines and free weight area with reckless technique or improper use.
  • Do not lean against or put your hands on the mirrors.
  • Horseplay or unsafe activity is not acceptable behavior in the weight room.
  • No tobacco products allowed in the weight room.
  • This is a classroom for physical education during the academic year; the weight room will be closed during class time.
  • We encourage you bring your own towel to wipe the machines after use; we will not provide towels for personal use. The machines will be cleaned daily by Dow Center personnel.
  • See the Dow Center personnel for stereo station change.
  • Volume level of the stereo has been determined by the manufacturer and will not be increased to protect the function of the speakers.
  • Personal CD players and Walkmans are encouraged; any larger devices will not be permissible.
  • The use of profanity will not be tolerated.
  • Do not prop open doors to the weight room.